I just found a really cool resource for families interested in going green while sticking to their budget: The Eco-Frugal Life Guide, from Coupon Sherpa. It has tips for your home, your food, travel and leisure, and a section on green savings for kids.
It’s a popular misconception that “going green” – certainly a nice idea in theory – is a lifestyle far too expensive for most regular folks to afford. Sure, if you want to install solar panels or geothermal heating in your house, you’re going to have to spend some cash. But the core values of environmentally conscious living – reusing, renewing, conserving, sustaining – are as frugal as can be! Eco-frugal living isn’t just a fad, it’s a growing necessity for millions of people worldwide. Saving the green in your wallet, and the green outside your window really can, and should go hand in hand.
The Eco-Frugal Life Guide is available as a PDF download, or for reading online. Check it out and let me know what you think.